The best Tommy Lee Jones movies of all time prove that he’s one of the top actors currently active. Since the 1970s, he has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning his first Golden Globe nomination in 1980. His highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office as well, as his lifetime box office gross exceeds $2.5 billion.
Jones started acting on Broadway in the 1969 production of A Patriot for Me and landed his first film role the very next year. For most of the 1970s, Tommy Lee Jones’ acting credits were fairly diversified, as he worked in film, TV, and stage productions. His first big film role was the 1980 Loretta Lynn biopic, Coal Miner's Daughter.
From the ‘80s onward, Tommy Lee Jones had many smash hits, including Men in Black, JFK, Batman Forever, and more. His more recent works have included the Matt Damon blockbuster Jason Bourne and the historical drama Lincoln.
So what are the best Tommy Lee Jones movies of all time? Is it his first big hit Coal Miner’s Daughter or something newer, such as Captain America: The First Avenger? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Tommy Lee Jones movies below. Movie trailers have been included if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Tommy Lee Jones role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Tommy Lee Jones movies should be as a comprehensive as possible.
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